Mitch Henderson ’94 has led the Princeton Tigers men’s basketball team to the first Ivy League tournament title in history, a perfect 14-0 league regular season record, and a 19-game winning streak.
Now, in the first round of the NCAA tournament, Henderson will guide the Tigers (23-6) against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (25-9). The game is scheduled for 12:15 p.m. (EDT), Thursday, March 16, at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo, N.Y. The game will be broadcast on the CBS television network.
Princeton received an automatic tournament bid after beating Yale, 71-59, in the Ivy League tournament championship game Sunday. The Tigers are No. 12 seed while Notre Dame, the runner-up in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, is a No. 5 seed.
Princeton and Notre Dame have played three times, but the last game was in 1977. The other two games were in 1974 and 1927. Notre Dame holds a 2-1 series lead.
Henderson was the unanimous pick as the Ivy League Coach of the Year on March 8. In his sixth season, Henderson became the third-winningest coach in Princeton history at 117 victories. He has guided Princeton to a top-three Ivy League finish in each of his six seasons.
Along with his local ties, Henderson does have a local player on the team. Sophomore guard Devin Caddady is a graduate of Mishawaka Marian, one of Culver’s regular opponents through the school year.
Cvitkovic playing on women’s side
A Culver Girls Academy basketball alumna will playing in the Women’s NCAA Basketball Tournament this weekend.
Andrijana Cvitkovic ’13 is a senior forward for the University of Dayton Flyers. The Flyers, the Atlantic 10 Conference champs, will face the University of Tennesse at 4 p.m. (EDT), Saturday, at the KFC YUM! Center in Louisville, Ky. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2.
Cvitkovic has played in 30 games this season, averaging 2.2 points, 1.2 rebounds, and one assist per game. She has averaged 2.9 points and 2.5 rebounds per game over her career.
In 2013, she became the second CGA player to be named to the Indiana High School All Stars, joining Patricia Babcock McGraw ’90. McGraw is being inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in April.